Monday, September 10, 2012
iTunes Highlight: David Garrett
My Pandora stations introduce me to all kinds of new artists, but I'm always a sucker for classical crossovers. Today's highlight is David Garrett, born David Bongartz in 1980 to an American ballerina and a German lawyer. He took his mother's maiden name for his stage persona because it was "more pronounceable." David first took an interest in music at the age of four when his older brother was given a violin. He was winning competitions by the age of five, and recording by thirteen. Almost makes me sorry I gave up piano after two years.